Leaked – Toyota’s funky C-HR crossover sees the online light ahead of Geneva premiere image
The production series Toyota C-HR can be seen in all its glory prior to the official launch during the Geneva Motor Show thanks to a gallery leak that has hit the web.
The model has been previewed by the C-HR concept that was even declined as a Scion before the subbrand was given the axe and now the production series model makes the transition into the real world as a quirky and distinctive design crossover that will spark those usual love/hate scenarios. We can see an aggressive front end with a minimal grille and unique headlights, protruding wheel aches, lots of plastic body cladding, and a rakish windscreen. Moving towards the back we noticed the sloping roofline, the angular beltline, and smallish rear windows. The taillights are inspired by a boomerang shape, the rear door handles are hidden and there’s even a ‘floating’ rear spoiler.
Toyota, since the model is not official yet, has been coy on providing any data concerning the model, but the rumor mill has enough to keep us entertained. We know it will ride on the same TNGA platform that is used for the new generation Prius and the engine choices will also include a hybrid powertrain that will be produced in the UK. It’s most likely it will follow the same setup as in the Prius – which has a 1.8-liter Atkinson cycle four-cylinder engine, two electric motors, and an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission. That’s good for a combined 121 horsepower and we already know from the official source the assembly of the C-HR crossover will be done in Turkey – from there exports will also include the United States.